AUTO-224: Automotive Air Conditioning

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Automotive Air Conditioning
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Studies automotive air conditioning systems, including components, functions, and types of service equipment. Also discusses safety protocols and environmental regulations. Course is for ASSET students.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Principles of the air conditioning system.
  2. Types of systems.
  3. Major components and their function.
  4. A/C sensors and controls.
  5. General system service.
  6. Safety and environmental regulations.
  7. Types of A/C system service equipment.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Perform cooling system cap and recovery system tests (pressure, combustion leakage and temperature); determine necessary action.
  • Leak test A/C system; determine necessary action.<
  • Inspect A/C condenser for airflow restrictions; perform necessary action.
  • Identify (by label application or use of a refrigerant identifier) and recover A/C system refrigerant.
  • Recycle refrigerant.
  • Evacuate and charge A/C system.
  • Retrieve DTCs from control head and PCM.
  • Diagnose refrigeration, heating, air management and control subsystem concerns.
  • Diagnose electronic cooling fan and compressor clutch concerns.
  • Diagnose climate controlled seating concerns.
  • Diagnose rear heating and air conditioning concerns.
  • Diagnose dual zone concerns.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Lab workstations, quizzes and a written final examination. Measurable objectives will be evaluated by the instructor based on the accuracy and proficiency of objective completion.

General Course Requirements and Recommendations

Students must take notes on demonstrations, carefully read and analyze assigned course materials and perform exercises to determine their competence in servicing modern air conditioning systems.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date